A makeover for our green spaces
Local efforts improve our parks
Ward 22 Councillor
that he will not be
seeking re-election next
year, I feel relieved that
we have a real chance to
get back on the road we
need to be on to make
Toronto a better city in
the future, most
particularly in the way of our city
finances, meaningful improvement
of our environmental sustainability
(not just planting flowers) and
building more subways, not only
I’d like to tell you about some of
the improvements to our green
spaces that my office is working on.
My executive assistant, Chris
Sellors, has been working with the
Forest Hill Business Improvement
Area (BIA) and city staff to renew
Montclair Parkette. The public
consultation meeting held Oct. 6
was well attended, and everyone
voiced their support of the project
while giving suggestions on how to
make it even better.
The parkette will keep its trees.
New “graffiti-proof ”
benches, tables and
sitting areas will be made
along a wider brick
pathway. A new “Forest
Hill Village” sign will
adorn the corner.
Construction will start as
soon possible in 2010.
The new Dunfield
Parkette will be a welcome addition
to south Eglinton, which is park
City staff have been generating
concepts that will be brought to a
public consultation meeting in the
next month or two.
Currently, the concept includes a
new accessible playground structure
for children two to six years old,
benches and sitting areas, a new
retaining wall feature and a water
fountain. The existing trees will be
kept — and added to — if possible.
Since this is a new green space,
we will need a name for it.We will
be holding a public contest for a
name in the coming months that I
hope you and your neighbours will
take part in.